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Electric heater fans from Fanquip replace unsafe combustion types in large industries

Supplier: Fanquip
08 June, 2010

Fanquip electric heater fansSafe operation of heating systems in flammable and noxious-free areas is being carried out with Fanquip electric heater fans in many engineering, manufacturing and mining applications served by gas powered units.

With workplace authorities now viewing gas-powered heating units as generally unsafe in workplaces, Fanquip supply their electric units in either mobile or wall-mounted versions. They generate efficient and continuous heat at dock stores, warehouses, in factories, on building and construction sites, assembly lines and employee washrooms, although with lesser running costs than a gas powered equivalent.

By obviating any dependency on combustible fuels, Fanquip electric heater fans will not create danger by leaking poisonous and flammable fuel near welding sparks, flame environments, high impact and friction operations, or in areas where personnel are abundant, as it has been known to inadvertently occur with gas fired systems.

The Fanquip electric fan heater range operates at a low noise level which makes communication in the workplace easier compared to the conditions under the roar generated by gas or diesel powered heaters. It also has no naked flame heat generation which all but eliminates the risks of burns or workplace fires.

In industries using either robotic or human welding lines, for instance, these electric units are being implemented to provide the desired environment temperature for anything from stabilisation of atmosphere-sensitive product to provision of employee comforts, while devoid of flammability risks.

With the petroleum, mining and energy industries, OH&S guidelines require not only the availability of employee shower blocks but also adequate heating to protect individual’s well being. Therefore, electric heaters are suited as the danger of site gases makes flame-based gas heating highly problematic.

In growing numbers, end user industries such as those manufacturing sensitive electronic and electrical equipment requiring a specific bracket of operating temperature turn toward electric heater fans due to a perceived unreliability and high running cost of reverse cycle air conditioning. The heater fans range in element power from the 3.0kW unit generating 10,800kJ of heat through to a 36.0kW unit with 129,600 heat energy output.

Wall mounted versions are strategically placed around a fixed workplace to provide optimum heat levels on minimum power requirements. Mobile heater fans are wheeled into position for any operation requiring its heat source to be moved according to floor plan adjustments with varying jobs.